Who doesn’t love a good story? Join us as we consider the parables of Jesus and why the resonate so deeply with us. This thought-provoking sermon promises to reveal the depth and significance of your place in the greatest story of all, and the call to lead others to find their place in it as well.
EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD STORY.
“Once upon a time…”
When I was a child, I was an avid reader, losing myself into the rich imaginative world that stories inspired. (i.e. The Chronicles of Narnia).
When I was a parent, I made up stories for my son in which he was the hero in a world needing hope, justice, love…
Stories are powerful when teaching because they engage the learner on an emotional and cognitive level. Here are a few reasons why stories are considered impactful in the educational context:
- Relatability: Stories connect us to relatable characters and situations.
- Memorability: Stories engage our brains, aiding long-term retention.
- Emotional Impact: Stories evoke feelings, making learning more meaningful.
- Simplicity: They break down complex ideas into digestible parts.
- Critical Thinking: Story conflicts encourage problem-solving.
JESUS TOLD STORIES TO TEACH ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
- The Parable of the Prodigal Son – Luke 15:11-32
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37
- The Parable of the Wedding Feast – Matthew 22:1-14
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Q: The Greatest Story Ever Told – What is it?
- Philippians 2:5-11 (NLT)
ALL OF US HAVE A PLACE IN THIS STORY.
Not just in the Parables…
But “In the beginning…”
- Psalm 139:16
- 1 Corinthians 2:7
- Titus 1:1b-3a
- 1 Peter 1:18-20
- 2 Timothy 1:9-10
… and in the End
- Romans 14:10b-12
- Revelation 5:6-14
GO AND TELL!
- John 3:16-17
- Romans 10:8-17
- Matthew 28:18-20